In 2020 the UK’s National Health Service became the first health system in the world to commit to getting to net zero carbon. SBRI Healthcare are offering funding to help achieve that goal.
Programme: SBRI Healthcare
Award: Up to £100,000 per project
Opens: 13th Jul 2021
Closes: 24th Aug 2021
The competition, scoped in consultation with stakeholders working in provision of care across the spectrum, focuses on Reducing NHS Emissions.
Applicants are expected to respond to the specific challenge and provide details as to how their
innovations meet the brief and support the NHS net-zero commitment, whilst being mindful of the
broader impact of their innovation on sustainability within the chosen care pathway.
The impact of reducing carbon emissions in one part of the system should be carefully considered so that it does not increase emissions and resource requirements in other parts of the system.
The applications must include satisfactory details on the following areas:
Applicants are also asked to consider how the innovation will:
Full details of the eligible challenges and focus areas can be found in the competition document here.
The competition is open to single companies or organisations from the private, public and third sectors, including charities.
The competition runs in two phases (subject to availability of budget in 2022):
Only those projects that have completed Phase 1
successfully will be eligible for Phase 2.
Developments will be 100% funded and suppliers for each project will be selected by an open
competition process and retain the intellectual property rights (IPR) generated from the project, with certain rights of use retained by the NHS.
There are a number of technologies or types of solution which may already be in development or are already available and will not be funded through this call. These are listed below: